Christopher Koenig

Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University

Christopher J. Koenig is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University. With training at the intersection of linguistics and sociology, his research focuses on the social dimensions of health and illness and emphasizes the mediating role of communication on the social, organizational, and cultural context of providing health care. He specializes in the use of video and ethnography as tools to facilitate reflective practice. In the long-term, his goal is to improve the delivery of healthcare by studying culture and communication as a social process.
Publications
  1. A Qualitative Study of Primary Care Providers' Experiences with the Veterans Choice Program.
  2. Development of a Perceived Access Inventory for Community Care Mental Healthcare Services for Veterans.
  3. Experience and context shape patient and clinician goals for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study.
  4. Veterans' Attitudes Toward Smartphone App Use for Mental Health Care: Qualitative Study of Rurality and Age Differences.
  5. Veteran-centered barriers to VA mental healthcare services use.
  6. Development of the Perceived Access Inventory: A patient-centered measure of access to mental health care.
  7. Veterans' experiences initiating VA-based mental health care.
  8. Managing professional knowledge boundaries during ECHO telementoring consultations in two Veterans Affairs specialty care liver clinics: A theme-oriented discourse analysis.
  9. Multitasking and Silent Electronic Health Record Use in Ambulatory Visits.
  10. Situating mental health work in place: Qualitative findings from interviews with Veterans in Southeastern Louisiana and Northern California.
  11. Patient Outcomes in Dose Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy: A Systematic Review.
  12. What advanced cancer patients with limited treatment options know about clinical research: a qualitative study.
  13. Practical application of opt-out recruitment methods in two health services research studies.
  14. Pre-Implementation Strategies to Adapt and Implement a Veteran Peer Coaching Intervention to Improve Mental Health Treatment Engagement Among Rural Veterans.
  15. The Process of Interactional Sensitivity Coding in Health Care: Conceptually and Operationally Defining Patient-Centered Communication.
  16. An exploratory typology of provider responses that encourage and discourage conversation about complementary and integrative medicine during routine oncology visits.
  17. Case Studies in Volunteering and Non-Governmental Organizations, Smith JM and Kramer M (eds.)
  18. International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction, Tracy K, Sandel TL, and Ilie C. (eds.)
  19. The Process of Interactional Sensitivity Coding in Healthcare (PISCH): Conceptually and Operationally Defining Patient Centered Communication
  20. The design of a low literacy decision aid about rheumatoid arthritis medications developed in three languages for use during the clinical encounter.
  21. Practices for managing patient-centered communication in type 2 diabetes visits: A Grounded Practical Theory of 'interactional sensitivity'
  22. Facilitating culture-centered communication between health care providers and veterans transitioning from military deployment to civilian life.
  23. Health communication: Theory, method, and application, Harrington, NG (ed)
  24. Research Methods in Health Communication: Principles and Application, Whaley, BB (ed)
  25. How does culture influence preventive service utilization among Asian Indians living in the United States? A qualitative study
  26. Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication, Hamilton, HE & Chou, WS, (eds)
  27. Talk in Institutions: A LANSI Volume
  28. Web-based PTSD training for primary care providers: a pilot study.
  29. Capsule commentary on Betz et al., "I wish we could normalize driving health": a qualitative study of clinician discussions with older drivers.
  30. Passing the baton: a grounded practical theory of handoff communication between multidisciplinary providers in two Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient settings.
  31. Negotiating complementary and alternative medicine use in primary care visits with older patients.
  32. "All of those things we don't eat": a culture-centered approach to dietary health meanings for Asian Indians living in the United States.
  33. Performance of an online translation tool when applied to patient educational material.
  34. Patient resistance as agency in treatment decisions.
  35. Learning LSI Means Doing LSI: Reflections on Technology Use in Two Language and Social Interaction Courses
  36. Papers from the First Congress International Society for Gesture Studies
  37. 35th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes : Brussels, Belgium, 28 September-2 October 1999.